Bayern Munich 3-0 Arminia Bielefeld: The German titans are closing in on the crown

Bayern Munich triumphed 3-0 at struggling Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday, moving nine points clear of second-place Borussia Dortmund with four games remaining in the German Bundesliga.

The Bundesliga title battle might be determined when the teams meet next Saturday in Munich.

After being eliminated by Villarreal in the Champions League quarter-finals earlier this week, Bayern needed this victory more than ever.

After 11 minutes, Danish defender Jacob Barrett Laursen scored an own goal under pressure from league leader Robert Lewandowski.

A video review determined Lewandowski was not offside as he moved to meet Joshua Kimmich’s ball, and the goal was given.

Serge Gnabry scored the second goal, which was also given after a VAR review, in the eighth minute of first-half stoppage time, after another ball from Kimmich.

Armenia’s Fabian Kunze was carried off hurt on a stretcher at the conclusion of the first half after absorbing an elbow during an aerial challenge.

Bayern Munich was hardly challenged by a team that has only scored 23 goals, nine less than Lewandowski has achieved.

Lewandowksi, who has roughly 350 goals for the club in total, is in negotiations for a new contract, as his current term expires at the conclusion of next season.

In the 85th minute, he put up Jamal Musiala for the third goal.

Third-place Later Sunday, Bayer Leverkusen hosted fourth-placed Leipzig to conclude the 30th round.

Union Berlin tried to capitalize on its derby victory against Hertha Berlin as it met Eintracht Frankfurt, while Greuther Furth paid a visit to Hoffenheim.

On Saturday, attacker Erling Haaland scored twice as Dortmund defeated Wolfsburg 6-1 to keep its slim hopes of catching Bayern alive.

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